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Abdeen Palace, Cairo: 3 reviews and 8 photos

  Abdin Palace, Apr 2007
by MM212
  • Abdin Palace, Apr 2007 - Cairo
      Abdin Palace, Apr 2007
    by MM212
  • Abdin Palace - Cairo
      Abdin Palace
    by MM212
  • Abdin Palace, Apr 2007 - Cairo
      Abdin Palace, Apr 2007
    by MM212

Constructed between 1863 and 1874 by the europhile ruler, Khedive Ismail, Abdin Palace replaced the Citadel as the royal residence of Egypt's ruling family. Up until then, the Citadel had served as the residence of Egypt's rulers for seven centuries. With its neo-classical architecture, designed by the French architect Léon Rousseau, Abdin Palace was built to match any European royal palace and was considered one of the most sumptuous of its time. Although part of the palace is still in used by the government to house foreign dignitaries, the rest has been turned into several museums open to the public. The museums offer a detailed glimpse of the history of modern Egypt up to the revolution.

Address: Qasr Abdin Square - Downtown
Directions: Between El-Shaikh Rihan & Sami Al Barodi.
Phone: +20 2 23916909

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